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Whats new: 1 July 2019 - What's new 1 July 2019
  • ‘There's been a great democratisation of the world of poetry, In the past, it was seen as only certain kinds of people wrote poems, but now there isn't that same divide. There's all sorts of different forms: spoken-word poetry, Instagram poetry... Poets like Hollie McNish have taken off...

As the Caine Prize contenders visit the UK in advance of the announcement of the winner next week, chair of the judges Dr Peter Kimani discusses what the prize has meant to African writing

One of Neil Gaiman's best known and most influential works, The Sandman, is in development by Warner Bros. Television for Netflix for a live-action series of at least 10 episodes, according to today's (July 1) announcement from the streamer.

Why are strong, attention-getting titles so important for indie authors? Because there's a lot of competition out there-and next to an arresting, professional-looking cover design, it's the title of your book that's most likely to grab a reader's attention and convince her pick it up and buy it...

For underneath the froth, these were books written by women who not only understood the ways in which women's lives were changing but who were eager to capture those changes on the page.

When the disruption hit the publishing industry ten years ago, I watched with a wary eye. After I finished The Freelancer's Survival Guide in the summer of 2010, I repurposed this weekly blog to help me understand the changes the publishing industry was undergoing. It seemed, in those heady days...

Commentary: 'Different voices' 1 July 2019

‘There's been a great democratisation of the world of poetry, In the past, it was seen as only certain kinds of people wrote poems, but now there isn't that same divide. There's all sorts of different forms: spoken-word poetry, Instagram poetry... Poets like Hollie McNish have taken off and are...

Whats new: 24 June 2019 - What's new 24 June 2019
  • The first draft - 'The toughest part of the whole process is going from the outline to the first draft. When you are writing the outline you can do anything from changing the gender of a character to reseting the whole thing in Egypt. You are all-powerful.

When he joined the army, the author had the reading age of an 11-year-old. But he can still remember the pride he felt at reading his first book

I joined the army straight out of juvenile detention at the age of 16. I was no criminal mastermind - I burgled the same block of flats...

More than 200 people from 40 countries attended the International Publishers Association's Africa Rising summit on June 13 and 14 in Nairobi. The event featured panel discussions and presentations on the challenges of professional publishing, both trade and educational, in Africa.

Here at Literary Hub, we're big fans of rejection. And why not? Everybody gets rejected at some point, including young, aspiring short story writers who go on to win Nobel Prizes in literature.

Judith Krantz, author of blockbuster romance novels including "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" that sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, died Saturday in Bel-Air of natural causes. She was 91. The news was originally reported by Deadline.

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